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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.
 

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It's time again for the Antioch Rotary Pork Chop Dinner and Auction. On October 1st at St. Peter's school in Antioch with dinner beginning at 5:00 pm and the auction starting at 7:00 pm. Over 200 live and silent items will be auctioned off to support the Antioch Rotary Scholarship Fund which gives over $20,000 in scholarships annually, supports our Youth Exchange Program, and many other community and international projects. Tickets are $25 and can be bought from any Rotarian or at the door. Please go to the Download section on the home page for a downloadable 8x10 poster that you can print and distribute.
 

 
On Thursday, June 16, the Rotary Club of Antioch welcomed back Matti Laurila and his wife, Vuokko, to the Antioch community. Matti served as the Rotary International Exchange Student from Finland to Antioch High School in 1979-80. Their daughter Sala was also an exchange student in Antioch from 2004-2005.
 
 

2016 RI Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, 29 May.

An animated hologram of Rotary's founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary's growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.

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Here is a video about the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta.
 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Antioch is now on Facebook.

I've invited a couple of Rotarians to join but go the to Facebook page and click the following box to add it to your favorites to get notification of activities or message posts.You'll find the page at www.facebook.com/antiochrotary.

 

 

 
RI President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”
 

 
 

Congratulations to the Rotary Interact Club for another successful trip to Tanzania. 

The team, pictured here, provided an update of their trip with stories of how this impacted their view of life and help define career goals.

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An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.

 

 
 

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Welcome to our Club!

Antioch

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Dockers North Restaurant
955 IL Route 59
or send mail to PO Box 35
Antioch, IL  60002-1453
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership chair
Public Relations Chair
Vocational Service
Scholarship Chair
Community Service
International Service
Dist. 6440 Short-term Youth Exchange chair
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Co-chair
Website Coordinator
Funding Committee Chair
Auction Chair
Auction Co-chair
Rotary Foundation